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2012 Blanc de Blancs

Made in the traditional method from a small block of Chardonnay in the Vasse Felix Karridale Vineyard, located in the south of the Margaret River appellation. This unusual section of Chardonnay stands out for its unique structure and flavour profile; both suited perfectly to the Blanc de Blancs style.



Tasting Notes
Colour Bright pale staw with a fine mousse Nose A very pure clean, fine, light lemon sorbet, lanolin, lavender, green apple and mozzarella complexity. Palate A luscious, fresh entrance bursting with voluminous yet fine creamy mousse. It is pure and delicate with crunchy green apple and a squeeze of lemon and a lavender brulee finish.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker's notes This wine comes from a small block in Vasse Felix's Karridale Vineyard, which experiences cooler conditions due to its location to the south of the Margaret River appellation. It was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed and the first cut of juice separated for this wine. 60% was barrel fermented with the remainder fermented in tank. The two batches of juice were blended together just prior to tirage where the wine was re-inoculated and bottled for secondary fermentation, which was completed in bottle, with two years of lees contact prior to disgorgement and a small amount of dosage.
Production Notes
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Best enjoyed in its youth.
Harvest Date
February 2012
60% fermented in old French oak
9.2 g/L
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
8 g/L
Bottling Date
Tirage July 2012, Disgorged Aug 2014
Vintage Notes

Vintage Description

Good finishing winter rains with moderate spring conditions resulted in excellent canopy health. The summer ripening period was dry and warm with some above average heat in late January prompting an early start to harvest. The weather tempered in early February and the fruit ripening slowed to a more typical pattern resulting in a long and steady vintage. Continuous fine weather remained through to mid-April when harvest completed for reds.

2012 Blanc de Blancs
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